Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain visits the DKV Integralia Foundation in Madrid

HM Queen Sofía experiences first-hand the employment integration services for people with disabilities carried out by the Foundation and promoted by DKV Seguros

This Wednesday, HM Queen Sofía of Spain visited DKV Integralia Foundation's special employment centre in Madrid, to experience first-hand the job integration services for people with disabilities carried out by the Foundation. HM Queen Sofía was received by the Chairman of DKV Insurance, Mr Javier Vega of Seoane, the CEO of DKV and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, Dr Josep Santacreu, and the Director and the Assistant Director of the Foundation, Cristina González and Javier de Oña; who accompanied her on her visit to the facility explaining the activities and objectives of DKV Integralia, as well as its evolution over the last 18 years.

During HM Queen Sofía’s visit, Javier Vega de Seoane highlighted the importance of companies that employ a social responsibility strategy “to help solve or reduce the increasingly complex problems faced by society”. In this regard, Josep Santacreu explained that DKV Seguros is a leading company in Spain in terms of Corporate Responsibility and that the DKV Integralia Foundation is the company’s most important social action project. As the CEO of DKV and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation stated, “it is an honour and a privilege for us that Her Majesty Queen Sofía has shown interest in personally coming to see our work focused the employment and social integration of people with disabilities and degenerative diseases who have difficulties entering the job market”. A mission that this non-profit organisation created by DKV Seguros carries out through training and the creation of jobs in companies and special employment centres.

Similarly, due to its desire to build a more responsible world, DKV Seguros, through the DKV Integralia Foundation, also strives to raise awareness in the wider society, especially in the business sector, about the value that people with different capabilities can bring to companies.

More than 3000 people with functional diversity are benefitting thanks to Integralia DKV

Since its creation in 2000, the DKV Integralia Foundation has helped almost 3000 people with disabilities in Spain and other countries, through its training and socio-professional integration services. The Foundation is self-financed through the provision of services at a highly-specialised contact centre, digital marketing, integration consultancy, and training programmes. It manages special work centres in Spain (El Prat de Llobregat, Madrid, Badajoz, Zaragoza, Denia, Jerez, San Fernando, Terrassa) and 4 development cooperation programmes in partnership with other institutions (Peru, Colombia, India and Poland).

Its vision is to create equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities anywhere in the world.